Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Track Review: Nikki Jean - Million Star Hotel ft. Lupe Fiasco & Black Thought

Off Nikki's album, Pennies In A Jar, coming out tomorrow.

Download: Nikki Jean - Million Star Hotel ft. Lupe Fiasco & Black Thought || Lyrics

This is one hell of a track. I can't seem to find who produced this effort but whoever was responsible deserves a heap of credit for the brilliant orchestral production, the way the tracks mood shifts and change-ups are handled and how Nikki's vocals were mixed. For those not familiar with the name, Nikki was the vocalist who contributed to Lupe's The Cool, where she contributed hooks on 'Hip-Hop Saved My Life' & 'Little Weapon'. Lupe and Black Thought both contribute stunning verses centered around well constructed metaphors, so, when i say Nikki was just as critical to this track, that should tell you something about her performance.
But, I'm not really wanting for too much
I could feel like a millionaire with a few bucks
Whether in black Chucks or a new tux
Some take note but never give two fucks
Whether Wu-Tang Clan or the Klu-Klux
Wonder how the world gon' handle the new stuff
Find true love, that's my new drug
Nikki Jean get the orchestra cued up
This was everything a Lupe Fiasco / Black Thought collaboration should be.

Rating: 9.5/10

Previously: Album Review: Lupe Fiasco - LASERS || Saigon - Too Long ft. Black Thought

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